Venicemarathon celebrates its 25th anniversary and on Sunday 24th October it will celebrate it with a special and unique edition in the history of the event. For the first and unique time the race course that starts from Villa Pisani in Stra and reaches Riva Sette Martiri  in Venice will pass through Piazza Ferretto in Mestre and through the famous St. Mark’s Square in Venice. This is a special gift that the Organizing Committee has prepared for all the 7,000 participants that will take part to this special edition.

Among the foreigners there could be a great duel among Tujuba Megersa Beyu and the Kenyan Peter Some Kimeli (winner of the Roma – Ostia 2010) and Paul Kimeli Samoei (2nd place in 2009 at Venicemarathon) and Chebon William Chebor, winner of the last Half Marathon in Udine held at the end of September in 1h00’49”.
In the women section the duel will be among the African Runners thanks to Anne Keptanui Bererwe and Elisabeth Cheruiyot Chemweno (whose best personal times are 2h28’22” for the first and 2h28’55” for the second one) who will try to beat the Ethiopian Shuru Diriba and Makda Harun Haji (2h28’26” and 2h29’56”). Let’s put a special eye on Everline Kemunto at her debut on the marathon distance who has already run 5 half marathons sub 1h 10’ with a personal best time of 1h08’39”.

The marathon will be live broadcasted by RAI on Rai Sport 1 (DVB-T) and recorded on Rai International. Three are the starts: top runners of the female section, whellchair athletes and top runners of the men section with all the other runners. The start of the first group is scheduled at 9.20 a.m.